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America British & World English

A land mass of the western hemisphere consisting of the continents of North and South America joined by the Isthmus of Panama

America English Thesaurus

See United States of America

America New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

acceptable in general contexts as a name for the United States

America in America British & World English

A land mass of the western hemisphere consisting of the continents of North and South America joined by the Isthmus of Panama

Latin America British & World English

The parts of the American continent where Spanish or Portuguese is the main national language (i.e. Mexico and, in effect, the whole of Central and South America including many of the Caribbean islands)

Meso-America British & World English

The central region of America, from central Mexico to Nicaragua, especially as a region of ancient civilizations and native cultures before the arrival of the Spanish

North America British & World English

A continent comprising the northern half of the American land mass, connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama. It contains Canada, the United States, Mexico, and the countries of Central America

South America British & World English

A continent comprising the southern half of the American land mass, connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama. It includes the Falkland Islands, the Galapagos Islands, and Tierra del Fuego (See also America.)

Latin America New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking parts of the American continent

Meso-America New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

America from central Mexico to Nicaragua

North America New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

continent comprising Canada, the US, Mexico, and the countries of Central America

Central America British & World English

The southernmost part of North America, linking the continent to South America and consisting of the countries of Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama

Middle America British & World English

The middle class in the United States, regarded as a conservative political force

Spanish America British & World English

The parts of America once colonized by Spaniards and in which Spanish is still generally spoken, including most of Central and South America (except Brazil) and part of the Caribbean

Central America New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama

Spanish America New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

parts of America once colonized by Spaniards

America's Cup British & World English

An international yachting race held every three to four years

Voice of America British & World English

An official US radio station founded in 1942, operated by the Board for International Broadcasting, that broadcasts around the world in English and other languages

America's Dairyland British & World English

A nickname for the state of Wisconsin.

Confederate States of America British & World English

The eleven Southern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia) which seceded from the United States in 1860-1, thus precipitating the American Civil War

United Provinces of Central America British & World English

A former federal republic in Central America, formed in 1823 to unite the states of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica, all newly independent from Spain. The federation collapsed in 1838

all-America in all-American British & World English

(Of a sports player) honoured as one of the best amateur competitors in the US

United States of America in United States British & World English

A country occupying most of the southern half of North America and including also Alaska and the Hawaiian Islands; population 304,059,724 (est. 2008); capital, Washington, DC. Full name United States of America


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